‘No Guarantee Trump Will Back India Against China If Tensions Escalate’

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New Delhi- Former United States National Security Adviser John Bolton has said if the Sino-India border tensions escalate, there is no guarantee that US President Donald Trump will back India against China.

“China has been behaving in a belligerent fashion all around its periphery, certainly in the East and South China sea, and its relations with Japan, India as well as others have declined,” Bolton told WION TV in an interview.

On how far Trump was prepared to go to back India against China, he said: “I don’t know which way he would go and I don’t think he knows either. I think he sees the geostrategic relationship with China, for example, exclusively through the prism of trade.”

“I don’t know what Trump will do after the November elections once the guard rail is removed… He’ll be back to the big China trade deal. If things were to develop between India and China in a more critical fashion, I’m not sure where he would come down,” the former US envoy to the UN said.

Asked if he believes that if things were to escalate between India and China, there is no guarantee that Trump will back India against China, Bolton said: “That is correct”.

Bolton also said he did not think Trump knew anything about the history of these clashes over the decades between India and China.

 

 

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